Press Releases

June 24, 2022

Young, Colleagues Demand Action from Biden Administration Against TikTok

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen demanding answers about actions the Biden administration is taking to combat the national security risks associated with TikTok, a social media platform developed and owned by Chinese company ByteDance Ltd. In part, the senators wrote, "The Biden Administration has seemingly done … Continue Reading

June 24, 2022

Young Statement on Dobbs Decision

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to uphold Mississippi's law protecting life and overturn Roe v. Wade: "Today is a monumental day for the protection of life in America and a defining moment for our nation. Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, and the Supreme Court has corrected a historic injustice. "The American people will now have the opportunity, … Continue Reading

June 23, 2022

Young Statement on Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act: "I have always been a strong supporter and defender of the Second Amendment, and I am committed to protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Hoosiers. "As I reviewed this proposal, I consulted with law enforcement officials, gun owners, Second Amendment experts, educators, and mental health professionals. After careful consideration, I support this … Continue Reading

June 23, 2022

Young Joins Bicameral Joint Statement Calling on Biden Administration to Reverse its Plan to Circumvent U.S. Law and Create an Unofficial U.S. Consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) joined more than 80 Members of Congress in releasing a bicameral joint statement, calling on the Biden Administration to reverse course on its plan to erode the full and faithful implementation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 by moving the Palestinian Affairs Unit (PAU) out of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel's reporting chain of command and renaming the PAU the "U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs" that would serve as an … Continue Reading

June 23, 2022

Young’s Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Starvation as a Weapon of War Passes Senate Foreign Relations Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Jeff Merkley (R-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) applauded the unanimous committee passage of their bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the use of starvation and hunger as weapons of war. "It is time for the United States to hold those who use food as a weapon of war accountable for their horrific actions," said Senator Young. "From Yemen to Ukraine, the world's most … Continue Reading

June 23, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) unveiled new legislation to reauthorize the Peace Corps for the first time in over two decades. The bipartisan Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022 proposes to increase Volunteers' health care coverage, statutorily raise Volunteers' readjustment allowance, expedite return-to-service opportunities for those impacted by COVID-19 … Continue Reading

June 22, 2022

Young, Colleagues Publish SFRC Report on Biden Administration Policies Exacerbating Border Crisis

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) joined Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in publishing a report entitled "Biden's Border Crisis: Examining Policies that Encourage Illegal Migration," that highlights how the Biden Administration is undermining U.S. efforts to reduce illegal migration and jeopardizing U.S. security. "The Biden … Continue Reading

June 22, 2022

Young: Gas Tax Holiday Like “Applying a Band-Aid to Gaping Wound”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement regarding President Biden's call for a three-month federal gas tax holiday: "President Biden's proposal is like applying a band-aid to a gaping wound. A gas tax holiday would have a very short-term impact without actually increasing our energy supply. Consumers will respond by purchasing more gasoline, which will cause prices to rise, and ultimately there will be … Continue Reading

June 17, 2022

Young Joins Walorski, Pence, Indiana Republicans in Calling on Biden Administration to Secure Energy Supply, Prevent Summer Blackouts

WASHINGTON - Today, as first reported by WISH TV, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined U.S. Representatives Jackie Walorski (Ind.-02), Greg Pence (Ind.-06), and the entire Indiana Republican Congressional Delegation in calling on the Biden Administration to secure our energy supply and prevent potential summer blackouts that could devastate Hoosier families, workers, and industry. In their letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … Continue Reading

June 17, 2022

Young, Hassan Introduce Bill to Improve Special Needs Trusts

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Special Needs Trust Improvement Act of 2022 to give families greater flexibility in choosing the remainder beneficiary of trusts established for a loved one who has a disability or chronic illness. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, signed into law in 2019, empowered families to better plan for loved ones with a disability or chronic illness by allowing … Continue Reading

June 17, 2022

Young, Grassley Demand Answers after DOJ Declines to Charge FBI Agents who Botched Nassar Investigation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are pushing the Justice Department to explain its justification for opting not to charge two former FBI officials who failed to properly respond to information about abuse of young gymnasts, then sought to cover up their dereliction of duty.The delayed response enabled USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to sexually abuse hundreds of young athletes, including … Continue Reading

June 16, 2022

Young, Duckworth Bill to Provide TSA PreCheck to Disabled Veterans Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) to provide disabled veterans Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre√® passed the Senate by unanimous consent. TSA Pre√® is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members at no cost. The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act will expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, … Continue Reading

June 16, 2022

Young Votes for Bill to Support Veterans Who Faced Toxic Exposure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement after voting for the Honoring Our PACT Act, comprehensive legislation to provide toxic-exposed veterans with health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation passed the Senate 84 to 14. "While I was disappointed Senate Democrats refused to allow any amendments to be considered that would have enabled the Honoring Our PACT Act to be improved further, I was pleased to … Continue Reading

June 15, 2022

Amid Record Inflation, Young Joins Colleagues to Propose Middle Class Savings Protections

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) to introduce legislation that would provide relief and protections for middle class savings that still face federal taxes despite significantly diminished value imposed by historic rates of inflation. The Middle-Class Savings and Investment Act would help lower- and middle-income Americans, their … Continue Reading

June 15, 2022

Young, Booker Applaud Committee Passage of Bill to Help Americans Build Savings for the Future

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) applauded the passage of their Emergency Savings Act by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee yesterday, as part of S. 4353, Retirement Improvement and Savings Enhancement to Supplement Healthy Investments for the Nest Egg (RISE & SHINE) Act. The bipartisan bill was introduced last month to help Americans save for unexpected expenses without having to tap into their retirement … Continue Reading

June 09, 2022

Young Joins Bill to Allow COVID Money to be Used to Harden Schools

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) to introduce the Safe Schools Act, legislation to allow COVID relief dollars allocated to schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to be used by schools to harden themselves with physical security measures, such as locks, panic buttons, individual room security systems, video surveillance, and hiring and paying the salaries of armed school resource officers. … Continue Reading

June 07, 2022

As U.S. Prepares to Hosts Summit of the Americas, Young Joins Bipartisan Group to Promote Nearshoring, Strengthen Economic Relations with Latin America, Caribbean

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a Senate resolution calling for greater support for reshoring and nearshoring initiatives to relocate global supply chains to the United States and partner countries in the Western Hemisphere. The bipartisan resolution also underscores the risks that continued overreliance on supply chains based solely or mainly in China poses to the United … Continue Reading

June 06, 2022

Young, Brown Bipartisan Resolution Passes the Senate, Recognizing the Work of Child and Youth Advocates Across the Country

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced the passage of their bipartisan resolution recognizing specially trained volunteers who advocate in courtrooms and other settings on behalf of child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment, which passed the Senate at the end of May. The CASA Volunteers' Day Resolution honors Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) volunteers for their life-changing work with children … Continue Reading

June 06, 2022

Young, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) recently introduced their bipartisan Strengthening Cybersecurity for Medical Devices Act to require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review and update medical device cybersecurity guidelines and suggestions to ensure devices are protected from possible hacking and cyber attacks. "Medical devices are increasingly connected to the Internet or other health care facility networks to provide features that … Continue Reading

June 02, 2022

Young, Senators Will Vote to Block Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today penned a letter with 46 other pro-life senators pledging to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion, or any other pro-life protections. "We write to express our unwavering support for the Hyde Amendment and all other longstanding pro-life protections. For more than 45 years, the Hyde Amendment has ensured that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund … Continue Reading

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